Digital Health Conference

Theme: Digital Health Maturity: Fulfilling the Potential Towards Better Patient Care

29 May 2019

08:55 - 09:00

Opening remarks


09:00 - 09:30

Digital health collaboration: Changing the way the department of health manages information

Martin Weiss

09:30 - 10:00

E-health tools for hopsital equipment management: From guidelines to reality

Prof Marc Nyssen

10:00 - 10:30

Leveraging IoT in healthcare

Ashleigh Theophanides

10:30 - 11:15

Networking Coffee Break & Visit Exhibition


11:15 - 11:45

e-Patients role in a sustainable digital health system

Vanessa Carter

11:45 - 12:15

Opportunities and challenges in leveraging digital health for planning and policy implementation and monitoring

Dr Sanjana Bhardwaj
Dr Emmanuel Meribole

12:15 - 12:45

Using design thinking and community engagement to create improved human-centred health solutions

Dr Nailah Conrad

12:45 - 14:15

Networking lunch break


14:15 - 14:45

Digital health: the past, present and future

Dr Jill Fortuin Abrahams

14:45 - 15:15

The change from conventional theatre design to full digital

Ivan van Rensburg

15:15 - 15:45

Beyond chat. Towards impact.

Pippa Yeats


15:45 - 16:15

Digitising the South African human hand

Dr Abdul-Khaaliq

16:30 - 17:00

Panel Discussion


Close of conference


  • Ivan van Rensburg, Operations and Development, Ican Automation, Cape Town, South Africa
  • Dr Jill Fortuin Abrahams, Senior Lecturer, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
  • Dr Marc Nyssen, Secretary General, International Federation for Medical and Biological Engineering, Brussels, Belgium
  • Martin Weiss, Senior Technical Program Manager, Jembi Health Systems, Cape Town, South Africa
  • Dr Nailah Conrad, Health Innovation, Division of Biomedical Engineering, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
  • Dr Sanjana Bhardwaj, Chief of Health, UNICEF Nigeria, Abuja, Nigeria   
  • Dr Tinashe Mutsvangwa, Senior Lecturer, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
  • Vanessa Carter, Stanford MedX e-Patient Scholar, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Zuberi Muvunyi, Director General, Clinical and Public Health Services, Ministry of Health, Kigali, Rwanda